Long Beach, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: I was at a hotel for company business, I used the spa/pool. When leaving the spa to use the pool I slipped and fell

Face forward down the steps. My employer stated this was not a workers comp case since being at the hotel “ was like being at home and I was involved in a leisurely activity”.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Grand Terrace, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your employer is just WRONG. SKIP contact with this cheap boss and put everything IN WRITING to the Workers Comp Insurance Company listed on the poster in the 'conspicuous' location at the workplace (required by law). Here's the case where a guy dove in the shallow end of the pool and injuries were held to be work-related: https://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/workers-compensation/b/causation-aoe-coe-issues/posts/commercial-traveler-rule-applied-to-dive-into-hotel-swimming-pool-cal-comp-cases-september-advanced-postings-9-13-2012

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